Jobs and Job hunting
Terms in this set (14)
a job that no one is doing and is therefore available for someone new to do:
There is a vacancy for a shop assistant on Saturdays.
an announcement in a newspaper, on the internet, etc. about a job that people can apply for:
The job advertisements specify relevant experience.
the experience that a person already has of working:
Please list your educational qualifications and work experience.
a period of time in which a student temporarily works for an employer to get experience:
Many firms understand that giving work experience to students from colleges and schools will benefit everyone in the long term.
an area of activity or interest:
the field of history/science/medicine
Are you still in the same field (= are you doing the same type of work)?
not be/be outside your field
the ability to use your judgment to make decisions and do things without needing to be told what to do:
Although she was quite young, she showed a lot of initiative and was promoted to manager after a year.
I shouldn't always have to tell you what to do, use your initiative (= use your own judgment to decide what to do)!
noun [countable and uncountable]
a fixed amount of money agreed every year as pay for an employee, usually paid directly into his or her bank account every month:
an annual salary of £40,000
His net monthly salary is €2,500.
She's on quite a good/decent salary in her present job.
He took a drop in (= accepted a lower) salary when he changed jobs.
a ten percent salary increase
a particular amount of money that is paid, usually every week, to an employee, especially one who does work that needs physical skills or strength, rather than a job needing a college education:
a very low/high wage
an hourly/daily/weekly/annual wage
He gets/earns/is paid a good wage, because he works for a fair employer.
The job pays very low wages.
noun [countable and uncountable]
money that is earned from doing work or received from investments:
Average incomes have risen by 4.5 percent over the past year.
More help is needed for people on low incomes.
I haven't had much income from my stocks and shares this year.
a company's profit in a particular period of time:
The company's income has greatly improved: profit rose more than 50 percent last year.
[ C ] a job:
She applied for a position in the firm that I work for.
We need a reference from your former employer.
someone who is paid to work for someone else:
The number of employees in the company has trebled over the past decade.
She's a former state employee/employee of the state.
a person who is learning and practising the skills of a particular job:
a trainee dentist/electrician
the job or series of jobs that you do during your working life, especially if you continue to get better jobs and earn more money:
He's hoping for a career in the police force/as a police officer.
When he retires he will be able to look back over a brilliant career (= a working life that has been very successful).
noun (plural noun]
the possibility of being successful, especially at work:
She's hoping the course will improve her career prospects.
Prospects of/for (= opportunities for) employment remain bleak for most people in the area.
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